Vintage Toy Store Photos Volume 16

Vintage Toy Store Photos Volume 16

In an effort to combat the end of summer blues, I’ve dig deep to the days of Pegboard and regional toy stores to bring the 16th edition of our vintage toy stores feature.

Installment 16 features old favorites such as the Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man, Barbie, the Osmonds, Atari, Fisher Price, Mego Diana Ross and much more.

We explore such long forgotten chains such as Bambergers, Two Guys as well as local toy emporiums such as The Toy Shoppes and Youngtown.

Check out Vintage Toy Store Photos Volume 16 here.

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Sabrina Steyling on August 30, 2014

    Your Vintage Toy Store photos is my most favorite feature of this blog! I wish there was a real TARDIS so I could travel back in time to my '80s childhood and my favorite toy store, Child World! So many great memories of that place.

    By the way, I had two vinyl Barbie carrying cases! They weren't like the ones in the photo, but I remember them. I wasn't much into Barbie, though, even though I had several dolls, I mostly played with Jem! 🙂

  • Jody on August 30, 2014

    80's stores and no Strawberry Shortcake! You're killin' me! I lived near a ToysRUs and went there several times a week to just stare at the toys.

  • Seventiesfan on August 31, 2014

    I absolutely love all the Vintage Toy Store photos. They bring back lots of memories of Lionel Playworld, which was my second home. You certainly are right about the creativity in store design back then. Thank you for the photos.

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